Samvid Yoga — insightful yoga retreats, immersions (online), lectures, teacher training and workshops that support you where you are in your process of yogic transformation. Led by Lea, together with a team of amazing yoga professionals.
Samvid is an ancient Sanskrit term term that can be translated as consciousness, direct perception or insight given to all: “gives knowledge to all without any discrimination” (sam = on your own, directly; vid = to perceive). The idea behind the name is that you as a practitioner honor your experiences and learn through direct experience.
The elements of Samvidyoga
Balanced learning pace / daily schedule that gives energy (not too much, not too little)
Adventure – stepping out of the comfort zone
Compassion – a caring approach to all beings
Truthfulness – a professional and well-managed process of organization, teaching and individual support
Fairness and sharing – retreats share profit fairly with staff and Zenit Yoga studio, to keep it operating. Samvid Yoga also offers scholarships and support to eager practitioners who are not able to afford yoga education.
Samvidyoga brings together keen yoga practitioners and excellent teachers, supporting many people in their process of change and yogic transformation.
The sparkle behind Samvidyoga is Lea Loncar.
My first encounter with yoga was when I was 12 years old. In the 80s, yoga was about a spiritual journey of self-discovery, and my thirst for knowledge and spiritual experiences also led me to an early formal study of philosophy, anthropology, history of religion, psychology, dance and music – all to better understand the science of yoga. I have embodied a yogic lifestyle and adapted my educational and professional path to the need for both practicing and studying yoga with full intensity.
The yoga study I have undertaken has included various styles and traditions (ashtanga, vinyasa, Integral, Sivananda, Tibetan lu jong, and therapeutic yoga), mainly in India, Bhutan, the USA and Europe. I have been lucky enough to study with yogis such as Swami Satchidananda, Swami Ramananda, K. Pattabhi Jois and his family, Tulku Lobsang Rimpoche and Doug Swenson, to name a few. My approach to yoga is influenced by Buddhist vipassana meditation, Kashmiri Shaivism, Tibetan Buddhism, modern research in neuroscience and psychology and ecological sustainability.
I find deep satisfaction, gratitude, and humbleness in transmitting the insights of yoga to the current and next generations. I serve the yoga community as a Registered Yoga Teacher and therapist (Yoga Alliance E-RYT-500, The International Association of Yoga Therapists) and as the founder of Zenit Yoga, offering yoga education in Scandinavia.
My main focus today is creating and assuring the quality of Zenit Yoga’s educational programs. Besides yoga, my formal education includes a Master's degree in psychology from a Norwegian university, with work experience as a university lecturer and HR and communications consultant. Currently, I am working on a PhD project in psychology at NTNU University, Norway. I am also the mother of two teenage boys :)